(Two posts in a row? Don’t get too excited – I mostly posted yesterday so the art post would be on top because reasons.)
Anyway, I’m sending out a whole bunch of postcards at once, some new and some old, and I figured I’d show them all at once. Voilà!
As I said, some of these are older ones that you may have seen before. But I kinda like having them all together, and it’ll make a useful post for people who want to see my art.
I guess I should have numbered them if I want to talk about them properly. I suppose I still could, but I’m not going to.
Anyway, the bright pink and green ones (left top and left bottom corners) were done on paper grocery bags – I had some contact paper stencils left over from another project (the Silhouette kept shredding them, or stopping halfway through, or otherwise mangling cuts – eventually I realized that if I left the contact paper under something heavy so it was flat when it got cut, the cut went more smoothly) and I laid them down more or less at random and started piling color on top. Once I’d pulled up the stencils I could cut them into postcards or other collage material – I’ve actually still got some left.
Several elements here were inspired by i am rushmore, including the overall layout of the one that says “I can’t have a saber toothed walrus,” the circle stamp that you can see on several of them (made by cutting circles out of fun foam and gluing them to the lid of the mod podge – I guess I’ll have to keep the lid when the jar is done!), and new experiments with transparent layers. I have a roll of rice paper diaper liners lying about since my abortive experiment with cloth diapers, and I recently discovered that it makes a great transparent layer. It’s sturdier than tissue, but it disappears almost as well when I glue it down. So I wrote on it with sharpie and the glued it on upside down, to make an abstract-ish handwriting element, and I stamped it and ran it through the printer and generally had an excellent time with it.
As for the quotes, “secret place of thunder” is from Psalm 81, “I cannot have a saber-toothed walrus” is from the very funny (if you’re enough of a nerd) Things Mr Welch Can No Longer Do In An RPG, and “I was too busy watching you going wild child to be worried about going to jail” is from the song “Cop Car” by Keith Urban. I thought “Cop Car” was hilarious, actually, but I think it was only funny at that time and that place.
Beauty and Kitten added paint to some of my old ICAD cards, and I cut up the resulting cards for collage elements in a few places. That kind of iterative art is really fun to play with.
And now most of these are going out in the mail to various friends, and that makes me happy.